The Zombieconomy and Capitalism 2.0
Saul Hansell asks: are telcos next to go bankrupt?
They’re definitely on the list. As I’ve pointed out for some time, the problem isn’t within industries: it’s across them.
It’s time to connect the dots. It is no coincidence that so many industries are in trouble simultaneously and so fast. The growth of the Zombieconomy is a Jupiter-sized wake-up call to today’s leaders.
Here’s the real problem.
Fundamentally, we need organizations that can behave very differently. Telcos are a great example — they’ve been fighting tomorrow for decades. And the bill is now coming due.
That’s a tough set of lessons to internalize. Recently, I gave a talk on Constructive Capitalism to a bunch of senior guys at a major international organization. They debated with me for close to an hour whether a better kind of capitalism was really necessary.
Frankly, I thought it was a bit funny that the debate was necessary at all. Hey, look — it’s the simultaneous collapse of significant portions of the manufacturing and service sectors. Convinced yet?
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Posted on 2009/05/11, in Recovery and the way out of the crisis, recession and depression and tagged 21st century, Business, Capitalism, Change, Constructive Capitalism, Crisis, Customer Service Management, International organization, Recession and Depression, Recovery and the way out of the crisis, recession and depression, Transition, Trends, Umair Haque, Vision, Vision, visionaries, vision things, trends, Ways of Seeing. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.